Luton man jailed after pleading guilty to drug offences
'I hope this case serves as a reminder that we will work tirelessly to bring drug dealers before the courts to face justice'
A Luton man has been jailed after being caught in possession of Class A drugs.
Mohammed Ataf, aged 27, of Kent Road, was sentenced to three years and nine months’ imprisonment at Aylesbury Crown Court on May 12 after he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine.
On March 1, 2021 at around 11.30am officers stopped a vehicle travelling from Luton. Ataf was in the vehicle. A search was carried out and he was found to be carrying crack cocaine and heroin valued at around £1,200.
Ataf was subsequently bailed in order to progress further investigation. The conditions imposed were not to enter Aylesbury.
On March 9, 2021, a warrant was conducted at an address in Aylesbury. Officers found Ataf within the property in possession of crack cocaine and heroin worth around £1,300.
Ataf was arrested and charged on March 10, 2021.
Investigating officer PC Ben McNeill of the Aylesbury Stronghold Team, said: “Drugs have an extremely detrimental impact on our communities and we will not tolerate anyone who seeks to make a profit from them.
“I hope this case serves as a reminder that we will work tirelessly to bring drug dealers before the courts to face justice.”
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